Not a crutch

It’s never pleasant when medical equipment fails, but if the failure directly affects your livelihood, it just adds insult to injury (no pun intended). That’s what happened to professional football player Jason Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Peters tore his Achilles tendon during training in the spring. He underwent surgery to repair it in early April. During recovery he used a crutch alternative known as the Roll-A-Bout. The device looks like a miniature stroller. It has four wheels and is designed to increase mobility. The device is marketed as safe, stable, and comfortable, but it apparently didn’t work so well for Peters. It apparently caused him to fall, and he reruptured his tendon, necessitating a second surgery. There is no telling now when he will be able to return to the football field. Peters plans to sue the Roll-A-Bout Corporation.

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